Here is a sampling of indoor, outdoor and online religious services in the San Fernando Valley area.
Encountering Christ in Harmony: The Office of Ethnic Ministry of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles presents an online talk by the Rev. Linh Hoang, 10 a.m.-noon May 8. Auxiliary Bishop Alejandro “Alex” Aclan, from the San Fernando Pastoral Region of the Archdiocese will lead a question and answer session after the presentation. Register in advance here: lacatholics.org/event/encountering-christ-in-harmony. 213-637-7356. lacatholics.org
Mother’s Day Virtual Rosary: Catholic Cemeteries & Mortuaries of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles hold the online Rosary, 2 p.m. May 8. Watch the live stream on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/lacatholics, or catholiccm.org
Temple Beth Hillel services: Havdalah online, 7 p.m. May 8 (click on the Facebook link here: bit.ly/2QRnGLG). Shabbat service, 7 p.m. May 14 (bit.ly/2RpUKtX). The Reform Jewish temple is in Valley Village. 818-763-9148. tbhla.org
Be a Godly Woman: The Rev. Rob Denton delivers a Mother’s Day message, based on Isaiah 66:2, Matthew 6:33-34 and Proverbs 31:30, at the 9 a.m. (on the lawn) and 10:30 a.m. (indoors and online) on May 9. West Valley Christian Church, 22450 Sherman Way, West Hills. 818-884-6480. www.wvcch.org; www.facebook.com/westvalley.christianchurch
Back to the Sanctuary: Pastor Jim Sillerud delivers the message as the congregation moves back indoors, 9 a.m. (a blended service), and 11 a.m. (contemporary service) on May 9. Masks must be worn and temperatures will be taken; limited seating. First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills, 10400 Zelzah Ave., Northridge. 818-360-1831. Email: email@example.com. Facebook: www.facebook.com/fpcgh. Read more about the Covid-19 guidelines and the church here: bit.ly/3xUelmX
The Church on the Way: In-person and online Sunday service, 9 a.m., and an in-person service, 11 a.m. May 9. Senior pastors are Deborah and Tim Clark. 14300 Sherman Way, Van Nuys. 818-779-8000. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. thechurchontheway.org; www.facebook.com/myTCOTW
Sixth Sunday in Easter with Our Redeemer Lutheran Church: Traditional service, 9 a.m., and a contemporary service, 11:30 a.m. (also live stream on Facebook) on May 9. 8520 Winnetka Ave., Winnetka. 818-341-3460. Facebook: bit.ly/2FhJvy1. www.our-redeemer.org
Services with the Rev. Chuck Bunnell at Prince of Peace Lutheran, St. Andrew’s Lutheran and on YouTube: In-person services on May 9: 9 a.m. at Prince of Peace (9440 Balboa Blvd., Northridge), and also at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew’s Lutheran (15520 Sherman Way, Van Nuys). For more information or for prayer request, 818-782-5953.
Favoritism: Pastor Timothy Jenks explains the message, based on Acts 10:34-48, 9:30 a.m. May 9. The service is in-person but mask wearing and social distancing are observed. Sermons also available on the church’s Facebook (bit.ly/33bLo8k) or here www.cplchurch.org/worship-videos-2. Canoga Park Lutheran Church, 7357 Jordan Ave. 818-348-5714. www.cplchurch.org
Sixth Sunday in Easter with St. Luke Lutheran Church: The Rev. Janet Hansted delivers the message on Mother’s Day, 9:30 a.m. May 9. Watch on Facebook here: bit.ly/3lJkVX4 or the Zoom link from the website. The church is in Woodland Hills. Voice mail, 818-346-3070. Email: email@example.com. www.stlukelutheran.com
How Do You See?: The Rev. Joseph Choi, from Northridge United Methodist Church, delivers the message, based on Deuteronomy 1:19-33, 10 a.m. (in English) and 11:30 a.m. (in Korean) on May 9. Watch here: youtube.com/numcvideo. The church’s May newsletter: bit.ly/3aNgWF2. 818-886-1555. Facebook: www.facebook.com/northridgeumc. www.northridgeumc.org
Thanks for Loving Others: The Rev. Bill Freeman, from Congregational Church of Chatsworth, explains the message online, 10 a.m. May 9. Find the Zoom link on the website. 616-796-5598. billfreeman.org
Sixth Sunday in Easter with Prince of Peace Episcopal Church: Online on YouTube, 10 a.m. May 9. Readings for this service: Psalm 98, Acts 10:44-48 and John 15:9-17. Find the Sunday bulletin and links to the online service here: www.popwh.org/happenings.html. The church is in Woodland Hills. 818-346-6968. www.popwh.org
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles: Sunday Masses are live streamed, 10 a.m. (in English) and noon (Spanish) from the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels: lacatholics.org/mass-for-the-homebound. The daily Masses are live streamed from the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels, 8 a.m. (in English). For local parishes that live stream Mass: lacatholics.org/parish-livestreams. Facebook: www.facebook.com/lacatholics. For more information: lacatholics.org
Sunday with Woodland Hills Community Church (United Church of Christ): The Rev. Craig Peterson delivers the message online, 10 a.m. May 9. Piano prelude, 9:45 a.m. Watch the service from the church’s Facebook here: www.facebook.com/whccucc. voice mail, 818-346-0820. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. www.woodlandhillscommunitychurch.org
Flower Communion Sunday: Rev. Matthew McHale and worship associate David Early lead the service, 10:30 a.m. May 9. Watch the service on Zoom with the link: bit.ly/3hh4xKc and use ID: 8581092800 and the Password: chalice. Listen by phone: 669-900-6833 and use the ID number and press #. Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church is in Canoga Park. 818-887-6101. www.emersonuuc.org
@relationaljesus with First United Methodist Church of North Hollywood: The Rev. Steve Peralta explains the message based on John 17:6-19, 10:30 a.m. May 9. Watch on the church’s Facebook here: bit.ly/2Qz5iHj, or YouTube here: bit.ly/3vzgzpR. More about the church here: bit.ly/3hbDiEj
Revolutionary Love: The Rev. Michael McMorrow explains the message, based on the center’s May theme “Wholly Holy Uprising,” 10:30 a.m. May 9. In addition, McMorrow gives a “Mid-Day Reset,” at noon Monday-Friday on the center’s Facebook (www.facebook.com/csl.granadahills). Center for Spiritual Living-Granada Hills. 818-363-8136. Click on the link to watch the service here: www.youtube.com/user/CSLGranadaHills. https://www.cslgh.org
Rise Up, Stand Up: The Rev. Stephen Rambo delivers the Sunday message, 10:30 a.m. May 9 (click to watch here: bit.ly/2QXkjCE). Center for Spiritual Living-Simi Valley. 805-527-0870. www.facebook.com/cslsimi; www.cslsimi.org
I Am One With Life: Liz Raci gives her thoughts on the center’s May theme, 11 a.m. May 9. The theme is based on John 1:4. Watch the service on Zoom here: bit.ly/39Y0TTv and use ID: 3148040257, or by phone, 669-900-6833 and use the ID and press #. Unity Burbank – Center for Spiritual Awareness’s Facebook here: www.facebook.com/unityburbank. Sign up for the center’s “Words of Light” newsletter here: unityburbank.org
Shabbat with Shomrei Torah Synagogue: Musical Kabbalat Shabbat service, 6-7:15 p.m. May 14 (bit.ly/3nSdgXY) and a traditional Shabbat morning service, 10 a.m.-noon May 15 (www.stsonline.org/calendar). The Conservative Jewish congregation is in West Hills. Voice mail, 818-854-7650. www.stsonline.org
Shabbat with Temple Ramat Zion: Evening service, 6 p.m. May 14, and the morning service, 9 a.m. May 15. The Conservative Jewish congregation is at 17655 Devonshire St., Northridge (registration is required for in-person attendance.). Voice mail, 818-360-1881. Watch the services on the YouTube link from the website. www.trz.org
Shabbat with Temple Judea: Use the Facebook link to watch the service, 6:15 p.m. May 14. The Reform Jewish congregation is in Tarzana. 818-758-3800. Email: email@example.com. The temple’s Facebook: bit.ly/3fEI0G5. templejudea.com
Shabbat with Temple Beth Emet: Rabbi Mark H. Sobel leads the service, 7 p.m. May 14. The service is indoors (masks required; read other guidelines on the temple’s “Chai Times” newsletter for attending). 600 N. Buena Vista St., Burbank. 818-843-4787. bit.ly/3h7TUgq
Shavuot – Ascending the Mountain: Join with Temple Judea in Tarzana and Temple Beth El in Aliso Viejo for an evening of study and music related to Shavuot – the holiday of reliving the experience of receiving the Ten Commandments and the Torah, 6:15 p.m. May 16 to 2 a.m. May 17. Check the details and how to watch here: bit.ly/3eu4Djz.
Shavuot with Shomrei Torah Synagogue: “Tikkun Leil Shavuot” program, 7:30-11 p.m. May 16 (check here for how to participate on Zoom: bit.ly/3xQo9y8). Shavuot morning service online, 10 a.m. May 17 (bit.ly/33jaj9B). Rabbi Richard Camras and Cantor Jackie Rafii lead an evening service, 7 p.m. May 17 (watch on Zoom here: bit.ly/3xUagyO and use ID: 89853735830 and Passcode: Shavuot). The Conservative Jewish congregation is in West Hills. Voice mail, 818-854-7650. www.stsonline.org
Shavuot with Chabad of the Conejo: Service, with a reading of the Ten Commandments, 9:30 a.m. May 17. Check out more Shavuot services, including services at other Chabad locations in the Conejo Valley, on the website. Outdoors, 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. 818-991-0991. bit.ly/3y2u5V0
Send information at least two weeks ahead. firstname.lastname@example.org. 818-713-3708.